19 HOURS EARILER…
SUNDAY, APRIL 14, 1912
FIRST CLASS SUITE , B DECK, RMS TITANIC
George woke up early that morning, half excepting to hear Papa calling him for chores.
But then he remembered: the Titanic!
He was on the greatest ship in the world.
It was their fifth day at sea. George and his eight-year-old sister, Phoebe, had spent two months in England with their aunt Daisy. What a time they had! As a surprise for George’s tenth birthday, Aunt Daisy took them to see the Tower of London, where they used to chop off your head if the king didn’t like you.
Now they were heading hack to  America.
Back to Papa and their little farm in upstate  New York.
George got out of bed and knelt by the small, round window that looked out on the ocean.
“Morning,” said Phoebe, peering through the silk curtains of her bed and fumbling  for her spectacles . Her curly  brown hair was practically standing straight up. “What were you looking for?”
George had to smile. Phoebe always had a question, even at the crack of dawn .
Maybe that’s why she was the smartest little sister in the world.
“1 thought I saw a giant squid ,” George said. “And it’s coming to get us!”
Vocabulary & Phrases
 suite[swit]n. （房间，器具等）一套，一副
 head back to回到
 upstate[??p?stet]adj. 州的北部地区的；（美国的一州内）远离大城市的
 fumbling[?f?mbl??]vi. 乱摸，摸索
 spectacles[spekt?k?lz]n. 眼镜
 curly[?k?rli]adj. 有卷发的
 crack of dawn黎明，破晓；大清早
 squid[skw?d]n. 乌贼